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Old 03-12-11, 12:45 AM
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Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

I heard that "The Blues Brothers" is to be coming out this year on Bluray (via an interview with John Landis).

Personally, I hope it has (or includes) the original theatrical cut of the film and not the ultra-bloated version that was released on DVD back in 1998.
Old 03-12-11, 08:30 PM
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

The 25th Anniversary Edition did it right, as far as I'm concerned. I'll be content if the Blu-Ray is, at the very least, a port of that release.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Buying day one no matter if its both or just one version. Only thing that will keep me from buying is if the transfer is crap but i highly doubt that would happen after reading the interview.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

I agree. They can keep their cheeze wiz!
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

In my opinion, there is no excuse to not include both cuts via seamless branching, on this release or on any other film with multiple cuts. But I have a feeling that Universal will let us down yet again.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Rammsteinfan View Post
Only thing that will keep me from buying is if the transfer is crap but i highly doubt that would happen after reading the interview.
I agree that I doubt Universal will botch this one like they did with Spartacus and Do The Right Thing, since Landis approved the transfer.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Why no love for the extended cut? That's pretty much the only cut I watch...
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468 View Post
I agree that I doubt Universal will botch this one like they did with Spartacus and Do The Right Thing, since Landis approved the transfer.
Unless he goes all William Friedkin on our asses and decides to change the color pallate or something odd like that. I doubt he will, just a scary thought.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Evil ASh View Post
Why no love for the extended cut? That's pretty much the only cut I watch...
I think the extended cut is perfect save for the stupid "car getting charged up" scene. It kills the whole "mission from God" theme, especially towards the end. I do love all the extended musical sequences.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Evil ASh View Post
Why no love for the extended cut? That's pretty much the only cut I watch...
I think it drags actually as all the new stuff throws the pace completely off, while it flowed perfectly in the theatrical cut. So I wound up skipping the first dvd release after seeing that version for the first time and didn't buy it until the 25th Anniversary release which included the original theatrical version. Of course if all you know and love is the extended version, then you might not like the theatrical cut.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Hasn't Universal generally been good about including multiple cuts of a film when available? I'm thinking of the Blu-rays for Fearless, Chronicles of Riddick, and Anchorman, all of which offer both theatrical and extended cuts. (All were improvements over the earlier HD DVD editions in that regard.) Have there been any examples of Universal only providing an extended cut on Blu-ray without the theatrical cut seamlessly branched?
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
Hasn't Universal generally been good about including multiple cuts of a film when available? I'm thinking of the Blu-rays for Fearless, Chronicles of Riddick, and Anchorman, all of which offer both theatrical and extended cuts. (All were improvements over the earlier HD DVD editions in that regard.) Have there been any examples of Universal only providing an extended cut on Blu-ray without the theatrical cut seamlessly branched?
Uh Anchorman is Paramount/Dreamworks not Universal
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

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Uh Anchorman is Paramount/Dreamworks not Universal
Point taken, but the other two were Universal.

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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
Hasn't Universal generally been good about including multiple cuts of a film when available? I'm thinking of the Blu-rays for Fearless, Chronicles of Riddick, and Anchorman, all of which offer both theatrical and extended cuts. (All were improvements over the earlier HD DVD editions in that regard.) Have there been any examples of Universal only providing an extended cut on Blu-ray without the theatrical cut seamlessly branched?
Miami Vice, I think.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

I think the Extended Cut runs a little long in spots; it could use some refining. However, this is the cut I've seen some 24 out of 25 times I've watched the movie, so I'm used to all of the extensions. My only complaint (thanks to a fan that pointed it out) is that Elwood wears the clear plastic glasses instead of sunglasses when he goes to his work.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
Hasn't Universal generally been good about including multiple cuts of a film when available? I'm thinking of the Blu-rays for Fearless, Chronicles of Riddick, and Anchorman, all of which offer both theatrical and extended cuts. (All were improvements over the earlier HD DVD editions in that regard.) Have there been any examples of Universal only providing an extended cut on Blu-ray without the theatrical cut seamlessly branched?
They've been much better about it with more recent films, both new releases and catalog titles. "Dune" didn't include both cuts, and "Ray" didn't include the extended cut from the DVD, as far as I know. "Pirate Radio" didn't include the original "The Boat That Rocked" version. "Dawn of the Dead" only includes the Director's Cut, and "Doom" only includes the Unrated Extended Edition. I think people complained about "Barb Wire" only having the Theatrical version as well, and the aforementioned "Miami Vice" only has the Unrated Director's Cut.

Overall, I guess Universal has done a decent job including all cuts, but I'm always nervous with them, due to their spotty history of omitting bonus features from the DVD or even from the HD-DVD on the Blu-ray.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

What was wrong with Spartacus ?
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

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What was wrong with Spartacus ?
Heavily DNRed and I believe the color timing was altered too.
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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

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Re: Crossing Fingers for the Theatrical Cut to Be in the Blues Brothers Bluray

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I agree that I doubt Universal will botch this one like they did with Spartacus and Do The Right Thing, since Landis approved the transfer.
Unless he goes all William Friedkin on our asses and decides to change the color pallate or something odd like that. I doubt he will, just a scary thought.
I doubt he would do that, too, honestly. He's gone on record more than once on times he's made sure that HD transfers of his films (I'm specifically thinking of An American Werewolf In London and Animal House) kept their original look, complete with film grain.

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